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No defence for our defence....

Postby brianofnazarethffs » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:32 pm

I feel we need to now acquire some world class defenders and finally get a settled back four. It feels like we have been using a make shift defence for years now. We have two wingers as full backs, Smalling and Jones not good enough IMO. Lindy looks like he could take a while to settle; if he ever does. Bailey looks to be attracted go the United physios and prone to injury.

As of this minute, I can only see Shaw and Bailey as genuine class. Opinions?





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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby FuB » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:42 pm

I'd really like to see the loanees return. tuanzebe and fosu-mensah didn't really put a foot wrong in the limited experience of the first team they got.

I can appreciate a need to plug a gap with real quality as soon as possible but the assumption was that we bought lindelof to do that. if we have to wait for him to, maybe, come good, what's wrong with letting two players who've grown up with the club get the same chances?
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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby brianofnazarethffs » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:59 pm

I agree. I think Fosu-Brains is an excellent prospect. Heard very good things from Palace about his performances.

I see City have signed Laporte. Finally addressing their poor defence. We need to act now and keep up. Hopefully Pep fucks off soon, they're a worry with unlimited money and a good manager.
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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby Lazarus » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm

We don't take many risks with our defense in the way we're set up, so how can we expect players to improve or build up their confidence. Playing a more attacking style would leave our defenders more exposed but it would also force them to get better and take more responsibility. It wouldn't take long to work out who was good and who wasn't.
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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby bman2 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:01 pm

60-70 million for a decent defender these days. I’d be happy with muddling along if it means we’re brining Tuanzebe and Fosu through starting next season. There’s not many fullbacks out there that are obviously better than Valencia, Young, and Shaw.

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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby dozer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:16 pm

Luke Shaw United CV - 4 years, played 60 games, been shite, top player.

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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby Davel » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:51 pm

not many fullbacks out there better than young, name 1 worse ?
your looking at his crossing not his defending.

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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby brianofnazarethffs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:49 pm

This will be the greatest thread of 2018. Bookmark this.

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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby ashleyfuckingyoung » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:51 pm

Phil Jones must be done in a United shirt.

Where the fuck is Bailly?

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Re: No defence for our defence....

Postby sheesh » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:02 pm

Another great thread from Brian. Is there no end to his talents :ymhug:


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